SXSW kicks off today, and the sunny, BBQ roasted city of Austin is probably the perfect place for "Casa De Mi Padre" to making its premiere. The odd ball comedy stars Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Nick Offerman and Genesis Rodriguez in a riff on Mexican telenovelas, that tells the story of rancher who falls in love with his brother's fiancé and winds up in a war with a drug lord. In other words, it's exactly what you might expect from Will Ferrell except here's the thing — it's all in Spanish.
And that carries over to the soundtrack as well, which has Christina Aguilera belting out the title track, a few more songs by a variety of players (including two sung by Will Ferrell) and some score pieces by Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau. To give you a bit of flavor of what's to come, Funny Or Die have dropped the video/clip from the movie for "Yo Ne Se" which gives a pretty nice look at what we can expect. And yeah, the tone (and lyrics) seem pitch perfect in being a nice parody of those kinds of folks song, without going over the top or being demeaning. And hey, Ferrell's voice isn't too bad either.
"Casa De Mi Padre" opens on March 16th, with the soundtrack hitting stores on March 26th. Video and tracklist below and you can watch another clip from the film over at Rotten Tomatoes.
"Casa De Mi Padre" Soundtrack Tracklist
1. Casa De Mi Padre (Christina Aguilera)
2. Raul Drugs (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau)
3. Whiter Shade (El Puma)
4. Fuzzorama (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau)
5. Wedding Massacre (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau)
6. Ask For Marry Permission (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau)
7. Hermano (Tom Farrell)
8. Lala (Kara Nau & John Nau)
9. Fight for Love (Will Ferrell & Genesis Rodriguez)
10. Yo No Se (Will Ferrell, Efren Ramirez and Adrian Martinez feat. Mitch Manker)
11. Car Burn (Mayan Ghost Choir)
12. Trip Out (!Hebrochachos!)
13. Sonia Pool (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau)
14. Luv Butts (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau feat. Mitch Manker)
15. Staredown (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau)
16. Dad Dies (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau)
17. Shellshock (The Bromigos)
18. Chubby Duckling (Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau feat. The Professor)
19. Del Cielo (Cecilia Noel)
20. Raul Dies (Mayan Ghost Choir)